The Ghana Navy as part of its Christmas activities, has donated assorted items to the Pediatric Emergency and the Children’s Wards of the 37 Military hospital and also feted over 1,000 head potters in the Central Business District of Accra.
At the Hospital, the Chief Staff Officer, Commodore GL Bessing on behalf of the Chief of the Naval Staff, led a team comprising the Director Religious Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces, Capt (GN) Paul Adjei-Djan, the Acting Director, Religious Affairs of the Ghana Navy, Lt Cdr DB Quayson and a delegation of the Naval Wives Association to make the donation on Thursday, 23 December 2021.
Cdre Bessing said it was a great honour for the Ghana Navy to present the items to the children, particularly during the Yuletide, which is a season to show love, care and sharing. He then led the team to present the items comprising several gallons of disinfectants, dozens of tissue papers, boxes of face masks, books and some food items.
The Acting Nursing Officer in Charge of the Pediatric Department, Mad Gyepi Garbrah who is a Deputy Director of Nursing Services received the items on behalf of the Department. She noted that the gesture by the Navy was comforting and had come at a suitable time considering that the children at the Wards may miss the opportunity of celebrating Christmas with their families. at home, hence the idea to visit them while on admission, to show them love”, he added.
Mad Gyepi Garbrah expressed profound joy for the kindness and love shown by the Ghana Navy and encouraged individuals and other corporate institutions to emulate such gesture during the season and beyond. She also gave an assurance that the items donated would be used for the intended purpose.
At the Accra Central Business District, The Ghana Navy proceeded to the Tema Station where they distributed over 1,000 packed food and drinks to the head potters (Kayayei) and educated them on COVID-19 protocols to avoid contracting the virus during the Christmas and new year festivities.